My old Dell is at the end of it's life and I want to buy a new processor, printer/scanner and monitor. I know the processor is the thing to spend the money on but every shop I go to seems to sell complete packages and few processors and they all seem to call the features different things.I am lost.
I have been advised to buy an Acer aspire M3641 for £500.
I use my pc for photo's and photoshop mainly, no games or massive document storage, is this machine my best option?
Tesco had the Acer complete with 22" monitor for £499 a little while ago but it appears to have now been discontinued. It seems O.K. for what you indicate are your requirements. I notice that Dixons have it for £499 but without any monitor so is effectively about £130 dearer than Tesco were. Tesco have a Dell click here and a Medion click here that are similar basic specs to the Acer so there are quite a few alternatives.
I rather think I have been calling the whole box of tricks a processor and should not have done so? I have been reading about processors all afternoon, no wonder I thought they looked bare and got even more lost than normal.